Our Leadership Staff

Housing Hope's professional, mission-driven staff provides leadership in the day-to-day operations of Housing Hope. Housing Hope's Administration, including all department offices, are centrally located in Everett.

Fred Safstrom

Chief Executive Officer


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Ed Petersen

Chief Strategic Officer


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Elizabeth Kohl

Chief Operating Officer


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Tricia Baran

Director of Finance


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Todd Fast

Director of Human Resources & Administration


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Lynda Plummer

Director of Social Services

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Kelsey Taylor

Director of Resource Development


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Bobby Thompson

Director of Housing Development


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Crystal Simpson

Director of Property Management

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Join Our Team

Have a specific question? Maybe we can help!

Listed below are some of our knowledgeable staff who can help you with specific requests. Click the name to send them an e-mail or call (425) 347-6556 and use the extension listed below.

Resource Development


Rachel Downes, Grants Manager  x273

Ask Rachel about: Government and Foundation grants and contracts


Brenda Hyer, Events Manager  x343

Ask Brenda about: Planning, attending or sponsoring an event


Nate Greenland, Donor Advisor x239

Ask Nate about: financial donations, leaving a lasting legacy

Alex Lark, Philanthropy Manager  x341

Ask Alex about: Regional Board membership, speaking opportunities


Brea Armbruster, Marketing Manager x293

Ask Brea about: Media inquiries



Case Management and Employment Specialists

Alex Leong, Employment, Education & Training Manager 425.903.4913 x225

Ask Alex about: Speaking at an event about our employment and education programs

College of Hope

Brandon Scace, Program Manager 425.353.8112

Ask Brandon about: College of Hope program and classes

Team HomeBuilding

Tanya Ward , Team HomeBuilding Program Manager  425.322.3723 x234 

Ask Tanya about: Team HomeBuilding sweat equity homeownership opportunities


Tomorrow's Hope Child Development Center

Christina Huerta, Tomorrow's Hope Registrar x247

Ask Christina about: Registration information and general questions


Erin Jackson, Tomorrow's Hope Program Director x338

Ask Erin about: Policy, internships and work related opportunities

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